Sharing Expertise and Experience

Artist in Residence Program

The Artist in Residence program at Buena Vista University seeks to unite students with artists, innovators, and creators in a wide variety of fields. These individuals mentor and inspire Beavers while showcasing their own talents and work.

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Nuturing Creativity

Artists share their passion and experiences with BVU students, allowing them to be immersed in new methods and perspectives.

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Complementing Coursework

Through labs and open sessions, artists are accessible, working alongside students in classes. They provide advice, resources, and mentorship.

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Fostering Community

Artists contribute to a community of innovators and creators—making a positive impact on students in a variety of disciplines.

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Mutually Beneficial

In addition to sharing expertise with students, artists also have the opportunity to explore the energy and intellectual curiosity of a collegiate space.

Discover and deepen your talents, explore new and invigorating ideas, create beauty in the world, and tackle the challenges of the 21st century. School of Liberal Arts

Andre Wagner

Andre Wagner

Artist in Residence, Fall 2021

Andre Wagner '10 is a nationally renowned photographer. His work in New York City and elsewhere has been hailed by organizations supporting both the arts and social justice. Wagner was featured by CBS and The New York Times for his landmark photography in 2020, a time of social unrest across the U.S. as the Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum.

Wagner has used his skills as a photographer to chronicle aspects of life within Storm Lake for an exhibit displayed in the BVU Art Gallery. The exhibit will be open to the public.

Past Artist in Residence

Peter Carlson, Spring 2021

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